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Madwoman

Madwoman
  • Author(s): Louisa Treger
  • Location(s): Roosevelt Island
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): Late 19th Century

In 1887 young Nellie Bly sets out for New York and a career in journalism, determined to make her way as a serious reporter, whatever that may take. But life in the city is tougher than she imagined. Down...

The Second Mrs. Astor

The Second Mrs. Astor
  • Author(s): Shana Abe
  • Location(s): The Atlantic Ocean, Manhattan
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): Early 20th Century

Madeleine Talmage Force is just seventeen when she attracts the attention of John Jacob “Jack” Astor. Madeleine is beautiful, intelligent, and solidly upper-class, but the Astors are in a league apart. Jack’s mother was the Mrs. Astor, American royalty...

Nanny Needed

Nanny Needed
  • Author(s): Georgina Cross
  • Location(s): Upper West Side, Manhattan
  • Genre(s): Psychological Thriller
  • Era(s): Contemporary looking back 20 years

When Sarah Larsen answers the Bird family’s advertisement, her life changes overnight. The job seems like a dream come true: nannying in a glamorous penthouse apartment with a salary that adds several zeroes to her current income. Sarah signs...

Mrs March

Mrs March
  • Author(s): Virginia Feito
  • Location(s): Upper East Side
  • Genre(s): Psychological Thriller, Fiction
  • Era(s): Modern with a 1950s vibe

George March’s latest novel is a smash hit. None could be prouder than Mrs. March, his dutiful wife, who revels in his accolades and relishes the lifestyle and status his success brings. A creature of routine and decorum, Mrs....

Dash And Lily’s Book Of Dares

Dash And Lily’s Book Of Dares
  • Author(s): David Levithan, Rachel Cohn
  • Location(s): Manhattan
  • Genre(s): Young Adult
  • Era(s): Contemporary

I’ve left some clues for you. If you want them, turn the page. If you don’t, put the book back on the shelf, please. At the urge of her lucky-in-love brother, sixteen-year-old Lily has left a red notebook full...

Dinner with Edward

Dinner with Edward
  • Author(s): Isabel Vincent
  • Location(s): Manhattan, Roosevelt Island
  • Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs
  • Era(s): Earlier 2000s

A charming, tender and life-affirming memoir of a woman’s unlikely bond with a 93-year-old widower With its delicious food, warm jazz, and stunning views of Manhattan, Edward’s home was a much-needed refuge for reporter Isabel Vincent. Her recently widowed...

The Great Mistake

The Great Mistake
  • Author(s): Jonathan Lee
  • Location(s): Manhattan
  • Genre(s): Crime, Fiction
  • Era(s): Contemporary

From the acclaimed author of High Dive comes an enveloping, exultant novel of New York City at the turn of the twentieth century, a story of one man’s rise to fame and fortune, and his mysterious murder. Andrew Haswell...

The Other Black Girl

The Other Black Girl
  • Author(s): Zakiya Dalila Harris
  • Location(s): Manhattan
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Contemporary

Get Out meets The Devil Wears Prada in this electric debut about the tension that unfurls when two young Black women meet against the starkly white backdrop of book publishing. Twenty-six-year-old editorial assistant Nella Rogers is tired of being...

My Year of Rest and Relaxation

My Year of Rest and Relaxation
  • Author(s): Ottessa Moshfegh
  • Location(s): Manhattan
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 2000

From one of our boldest, most celebrated new literary voices, a novel about a young woman’s efforts to duck the ills of the world by embarking on an extended hibernation with the help of one of the worst psychiatrists...

Perfectly Impossible

Perfectly Impossible
  • Author(s): Elizabeth Topp
  • Location(s): Manhattan
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Contemporary

In this witty debut novel, Elizabeth Topp crafts a story that ventures behind the fanciful facade of Park Avenue and into the life of one lovable type A assistant. Anna’s job is simple: prevent the unexpected from happening and...

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